Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is federal law created to protect the rights of individuals with disabilities in programs and activities that receive Federal financial assistant from the U.S. Department of Education. Section 504 covers qualified students with disabilities who are determined to: 1) have a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities; or 2) have a record of such an impairment; or 3) be regarded as having such an impairment.
If you suspect that your child may have a disability that meets Section 504 criteria please contact your building administrator or counselor.
If you have questions about Section 504 please contact Karl Bakken, Assistant Director of Student Support Services at 328-4312.
Section 504 Evaluation Process:
504 Evaluation- if you want to make a referral for a 504 evaluation please contact your building 504 Coordinator listed below. Once a referral is received, the district must complete its own 504 evaluation to determine if the student meets eligibility for section 504.
- Referral is received.
- 504 Evaluation Plan is proposed to parent. Evaluation procedures may include review of medical information, observation(s), academic / behavioral testing, & interviews.
- Parent Provides Permission for the 504 Evaluation by signing the 504 Evaluation Plan.
- The 504 Evaluation is completed within approximately 30 school days of receiving parent permission.
- Evaluation results are shared with parents and a determination is made regarding qualification for a Section 504 Plan.
- Eligibility for a Section 504 Plan is evaluated every 3 years.
- 504 Accommodation Plan Process (if student meets criteria for a 504 Plan)
- The 504 Plan is written by the 504 Team and proposed to the parents within approximately 30 calendar days of evaluation being completed.
- The 504 Prior Written Notice is proposed to parents and must be signed prior to the implementation of the initial 504 Plan.
- 504 Plan is implemented
- 504 Plan is reviewed annually